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kheema paav
Kheema Pav - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Kheema Pav - A popular street food in India, Kheema Pav is a tantalizing curry dish made with minced chicken or lamb cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and earthy spices!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kheema
Servings: 4
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 teaspoon mild red chili powder We used Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoon coriander powder We lightly toasted the coriander seeds and then ground them
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped for garnish
  • To serve:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 8 potato rolls
Instructions
  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays, add oil. Add cumin seeds and toast them for 30 seconds. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add ginger and garlic, mix well.
  2. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Cook covered for 2 minutes with a glass lid on.
  3. Add tomatoes, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and coriander powder. Mix well.
  4. Add ground chicken and breaking it with a spatula. Add 1/2 cup of water (You can add 2 tablespoons of water for a thicker curry, but I like the extra gravy to dip the bread).
  5. Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 4 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with potato rolls or burger buns lightly toasted with some ghee on a griddle.
  7. Notes:
  8. Add 1-2 spicy green chilies for a spicier keema.
  9. Also, when I buy the rolls or buns, I check the Sugar contents on the pack. As long as they are 2% or less the Pav does not taste overly sweet and works well with Indian curries.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Kheema Pav - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 671mg 28%
Potassium 766mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 14.4%
Vitamin C 12.5%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.